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Pluto's features could have names like Mt. Tardis and Vader Crater

The folks behind NASA's New Horizons released a list of the most popular suggested names for places on Pluto that shows sci-fi and fantasy fans are getting plenty of representation.

By July 10, 2015

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Soar over dwarf planet Ceres' surface in revealing NASA video

Using real images taken from the spacecraft Dawn, NASA takes you on an animated tour of the largest body in the asteroid belt.

By January 29, 2016

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Is Pluto home to nuclear-powered ice volcanoes?

New Images from NASA's New Horizons mission show what could be tall craters erupting not with lava, but with ice warmed by radioactivity.

By November 9, 2015

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Buy a name for yourself -- on a Martian crater

A project called Uwingu has begun selling naming rights to 500,000 craters on Mars to try to raise $10 million for science research and education.

By February 26, 2014

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New image of Mars crater is, well, striking

The violent impact of a space rock on the Martian surface creates a compellingly beautiful image, but good thing no one's home up there.

By February 6, 2014

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John Lennon gets his own Mercury impact crater

John Lennon's name is now part of a heavenly body, with the pop-rocker joining some esteemed company on Mercury's surface.

By December 20, 2013

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NASA's Dawn gazes at Ceres' sunlit north pole

Ceres comes into sharper focus as the Dawn mission settles into an up-close study of the dwarf planet's craters and mysterious bright spots.

By April 17, 2015

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Mars crater might be remnant of an ancient supervolcano

Scientists reevaluate what they thought was a massive impact crater on Mars. It may actually have had a much more fiery past.

By October 23, 2013

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Sharper images of dwarf-planet Ceres show strange bright spots

NASA's Dawn mission is closing in on Ceres, and it's looking ahead to getting a better gander at craters and mysterious spots on the the dwarf planet's surface.

By February 18, 2015

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Traces of a wet past in Martian craters (pictures)

New images sent back from the European Space Agency's Mars Express show channels and erosion in Martian desert craters that hint at a watery past.

5 Images By August 1, 2013